Karen O'Donnell
An award winning speaker, delivers engaging presentations

Karen’s speaking style is warm-hearted, empathetic, and inclusive.

Karen Henry, Digital Marketing Strategist, Accenture Dublin

Karen O'Donnell

Along with her corporate background in HR, Karen  is a multi award-winning speaker.  She achieved the level of Distinguished Toastmaster in 2015.  The highest award you can obtain in this internationally recognised public speaking and leadership organisation.  In 2018 Karen became a certified World Class Speaker Coach.   Karen was also award Toastmaster of the year in 2016 and Professional Speaker of the Year in Ireland, in 2018.  

At events, Karen delivers keynote speeches, workshops and break-out sessions.
As a professional speaker, Karen can capture the essence of your meeting or event and deliver compelling content to engage your audience.
Karen is an award winning speaker who has spoken nationally and internationally. Her style is relaxed and sincere. With a storytelling style that is both engaging and thought-provoking. 

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7 Reasons why you should book Karen?


Preparation for the speaking engagement begins well in advance of the event date.  In order to capture the essence of your event, as a speaker, Karen prepares by discussing with you what you want to achieve from her presentation; the likely challenges you want addressed and the take-aways for the attendees.  This ensures that the messaging is specific to your brand.  This is part of Karen’s professional service for presentations.

Keen eye for detail:

When you engage Karen to speak at your event, Karen treats your event with the same attention to detail as if she was hosting it herself.

Clear Messaging:

The presentation you receive can be personalised to your branding and messaging.

Tailored Presentation:

Much research goes into each presentation resulting in it being unique to your audience and tailored to suit your specific needs.

Timely considerations:

A speaker who you can rely on to arrive early to set up and be available to your after after her presentation.


Having regularly attended events as either a speaker, attendee or the actual organiser, Karen knows what makes a successful event and having speakers who are both memorable and professional is a key part of that success.  Karen knows what makes a successful event and having speakers who are both memorable and professional is a key part of that success.

Promote your event:

Karen will promote your event through her own  social networks.

After years of research and practice, Karen has created the innerGPS system.  Karen’s presentations all embrace the heart-centred themes of emotional intelligence and connection, which forms the basis of this  system.

Some of the topics covered:-

Your inner GPS

Mellenial Mindset

Titanium Mindset

EI in the age of AI

Courageous Conversations

Successful Soft Skills